Donna Brazier- Yutopia Spa Director/ Owner
Yutopia is managed by Donna, a confident experienced therapist from right here in Telford. Donna originally trained and qualified up to NVQ Level 3 at TCAT College, she spent 2 years working in salons locally then 2 years at sea, employed by Steiner onboard Carnival Cruise Lines traveling around America and the Caribbean, performing massage and facials onboard 5* ships.
On returning to land Donna joined Bannatyne’s Spa & Club in Birmingham before being scouted by Telford (TCAT) College to run their training salon Lilly’s inside the Telford Whitehouse Hotel.
Whilst working at Lilly’s as Senior Therapist and Salon Manager, Donna was also responsible for the supervision of work placement students within the salon, she then sat and passed her PTTL’s & CTTL’s examinations to become a fully qualified beauty assessor.
After 4 years at Lilly’s, due to budget cuts the salon was to be closed. Having built up a loyal client base Donna was asked to remain in the salon and take it on as her own and after a quick refurbishment and re-branding Yutopia Spa was born.
When not hard at work in the salon, Donna is hard at work either in the gym or keeping fit and taking part in exercise classes. Donna joined local cheerleading team 2 years ago and started competing at all-star level, ending the season winning National Championships and taking home a gold medal.
Lisa Rushton- Senior Therapist
Lisa is an experienced therapist having been in the beauty industry for 11 years. She studied NVQ levels 2&3 at Radbrook College, Shrewsbury and worked in a local beauty salon for 5 years, before deciding to go into hairdressing specialising in hair ups and make up for weddings, proms and parties, she too worked at TCAT college helping students with their practical assessments.
As part of the Yutopia team, Lisa can offer all treatments from waxing and spray-tan to facials, manicures/pedicures and massage also wedding/party make up.
In her spare time, Lisa loves the outdoors and is a keen horse rider, walker and cyclist and enjoys taking her own horse out on a long hack.
Charlotte Brett- Apprentice
Our newest member of the team only recently started, Charlotte already has a level 2 NVQ beauty therapy and also recently qualified in Sienna X Spray Tans, Elemis face and eyes plus London lash and brows and is currently working towards her level 3 at TCAT college.
Charlotte is thoroughly enjoying her apprenticeship, giving her hands on experience, the chance to meet new people, develop her social skills and build confidence. Once she completes her level 3, and she aims to travel the world and work in spas abroad.
Charlotte can currently offer manicures/pedicures, waxing, eyebrow tint and facial treatments. Outside of work she like to meet up with friends go to the cinema.